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Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., said on Sunday that he understands why President Trump back in his criticism of the late Arizona Sen. John McCain has revived.
While admitting that he did not always see eye said eye to eye with McCain, Rubio, he of the longstanding Deputy and Vietnam veteran respect for his service to the country and was confused why Trump continued to attack McCain and his legacy months after the seantor’s death.
“I don’t understand it, I understand it,” Rubio said on NBC’s “Meet The Press.” “I don’t have to agree with John McCain on everything, but so what? I’m honored, and I respected him for his service to the country and his time in the Senate. I always have the feeling that he did things that he felt passionate.”
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Trump last week slammed McCain during a speech to workers at an Army tank plant in Ohio to criticize, the late legislature, for his support for the US wars in the Middle East and his infamous vote against repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act.
Trump went on to McCain’s legacy and, in an unusual remark, and took credit for the late senator’s state funeral in Washington at the end of last year.
“I endorsed him, at his request, gave him the kind of funeral he wanted, the President of the United States, I had to approve it,” Trump said.
“It doesn’t matter to me, but I don’t even have a thank-you.” “I liked him very much,” Trump said. “I’ll get it and probably never will.”
The President of the recent criticism of McCain, and his legacy has rankled many members of his own Republican party, with many GOP lawmakers defence of the late Arizona senator.
“Today and every day I miss my good friend John McCain,” Senate majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., tweeted. “It was a blessing to, in addition to a rare patriot and real American heroes in the Senate. To remember his memory still, to me, every day, that our nation is supported by the sacrifices of the heroes.”
Trump’s feud with McCain dates back to before he was elected President.
In the year 2015, after McCain had said, Trump platform had “fired the crazy, the” Trump mocked McCain’s captivity in the Vietnam war, saying: “I don’t like people that were captured.”
The two remain at odds until McCain the death of brain cancer last year.
While Trump had remained silent about his dislike of McCain since the senator’s death, over the weekend, the President renewed his attacks on McCain and blasted not give the FBI the claims-based Steele dossier that Moscow held compromising information about Trump.
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“The proliferation of counterfeit and completely discredited dossier” is, unfortunately, a very dark spot against John McCain.’ Ken Starr, Former Independent Counsel,” Trump tweeted. “He had much, much worse “flaw”, as this, including the thumbs down on repeal and replace repeal after years of struggle and replace it!”
Spreading the fake and totally discredited Dossier “is unfortunately a very dark stain against John McCain.” Ken Starr, Former Independent Counsel. He had far worse “stains” than this, including thumbs down on repeal and replace after years of campaigning to repeal and replace!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 16, 2019
Megan McCain, the late senator’s daughter and a co-host on ABC’s “The view,” tweeted early Wednesday: “As my father used to always say to me Illegitimi non carborundum” is a mock-Latin aphorism, loosely translated as “Don’ T let the bastards grind you down.” She followed up on “The View” by saying that her father would think it was so funny that our President was so jealous that he dominates the news cycle at the time of death.”